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Other Names

Nasal Snoring


The name of this Pranayama originates from Sanskrit word Bhramar that means bumblebee. While performing this Pranayama a buzzing sound, typical of bumblebee is produced from the nostrils.

How to do

  • Sit in any easy posture
  • Bring both hands to face so that first finger stays just above eyebrow, middle finger in the corner of nose & eybrow and thumbs to close the ear as shown in picture
  • Do not strain the nose or eyes
  • Inhale through both nostrils, taking a slow deep breath in.
  • Exhale through both nostrils using the throat to make a soft "mmmmmm" or "eeeeeee" sound, like the buzzing of a bee. Do 5-10 rounds.
  • Making the buzzing bee noise louder as you progress, but do not strain.


  • The mood feels elevated, with increased flow of knowledge and the asceticism begins to appear.
  • By success in this Bhramari Kumbhaka the Yogic student gets success in Samadhi.

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